Stardust Hunters!

Teaching astronomy in primary schools: How, why, and in what context?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Every year, approx. 3,000 tons of cosmic dust falls to the surface of the Earth – in this poster we present our project called ‘Stardust Hunters’ which aims to engage and enthuse school pupils aged 8-14 years in the relatively new research area of urban micrometeorites.

The ‘Stardust Hunters’ pilot project enables school children in Wales to carry out searches for these tiny particles using a specially designed ‘Stardust Hunter’s Toolkit’

The overall aim of the ‘Stardust Hunters’ project is not only to involve school students with real research and help them develop their scientific research skills, but we also aim to contribute to this growing field of study.


Dr Sarah Roberts is a senior lecturer, astronomer, and enthusiastic STEM educator who is passionate about getting everyone interested in science. In addition to teaching undergraduate astronomy at Swansea University, she is the Director of Education for the Faulkes Telescope Project and has been active in the field of astronomy education for over 15 years, developing classroom and teacher CPD programmes for both FTP and European-funded projects.

Click here for a copy of this poster (PDF file 1.82 MB)